QUEBEC CITY, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area (NWA) announces the resumption of services to the public and the re-opening of the Interpretation Centre. With the arrival of spring weather, connect with nature as she awakens. The NWA is an ideal site for engaging in a host of activities in a unique setting dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat and located at the meeting point of various natural environments. Each day from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, from April 23 to October 30, the public is invited to come to the NWA and discover the secrets of its biodiversity in the company of enthusiastic naturalists.
"As part of the celebrations surrounding the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention, I invite families and nature-lovers to discover these national wildlife areas, including Cap Tourmente, and to take part in the planned activities in order to learn more about the preservation of migratory birds, species at risk, wetlands and biodiversity."
– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- In the spring, nature comes back to life. It's an ideal time to wander through the network of hiking trails and watch the return of the Greater Snow Geese that flock to the St. Lawrence plains and the fields in search of food during a migratory stopover. Many other migratory bird species can also be seen.
- Upcoming: on May 7, the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area will make an appearance on the 11th edition of 24 Hours of Science, Quebec's science and technology event. From May 21 to June 12, visit the NWA and join in the "Pilgrim Coming from Afar" activity. And every weekend from June 23 to July 3, the Canadian Wildlife Service will offer an interpretation activity on the Monarch butterfly, a species of special concern that you can see at Cap Tourmente.
- Try out a variety of discovery and learning tools available at no charge, including a nature rally, an official geocache network and a historical trail.
- For more information on the activities and services offered, call 418-827-4591, email email@example.com or visit our website at https://www.ec.gc.ca/ap-pa/default.asp?lang=En&n=0533BC0A-1.
- The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, located 45 minutes from downtown Quebec City, is part of a network of 146 areas protected by Environment and Climate Change Canada for the purpose of preserving important habitats for wildlife species, some of which are at risk.
Map of the hiking trails at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area: https://www.ec.gc.ca/nature/default.asp?lang=En&n=694BDBA8-1
Website of the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area: https://www.ec.gc.ca/ap-pa/default.asp?lang=En&n=0533BC0A-1
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